Personal Skills – Art

Art Cow

For those who enjoy a more creative outlet to express themselves, the Durham Fair has a variety of exhibitor categories to showcase their artistic talents. Come and enjoy each work of art, from traditional sculptures and paintings to New Age mixed media and computer generated graphics. With fun activities for the whole family including an “art detective” scavenger hunt for the kids and artist demos for the adults, you’re sure to find a masterpiece to make the Fair even more memorable.

General categories include:

  • Painting (oil, acrylic, watercolor)
  • Drawing (pencil, colored pencil, pastel, pen & ink, charcoal, etc.)
  • Portraits of people, flowers, trees
  • Landscapes and Seascapes
  • Farm Scenes and Still Lifes
  • Mixed Media (2- or 3 dimensions)
  • Eco-Art (using recycled materials)
  • Forgeries
  • Humor in Art
  • Sculpture
  • Printmaking
  • Folk Art (any medium)
  • Computer-generated Art
  • Art produced when 75 years or older

Special Categories for 2017 include:

  1. Cats: Any medium.
  2. Miniatures: Any medium, 3" x 3" x 5" or smaller (not including frame).
  3. Zendoodles: Patterned meditative drawing.
  4. 100 (to celebrate 100 years of the Durham Fair!): Submit something with 100: items, words, pictures, etc. Anything goes! Any medium.

2017 Demo Artists:

  • Check back soon …

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